Military Families

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    The Berea City School District values the many families that live in our community with ties to the military. We want every military family to know that we are here to support them, encourage them, and give them the resources they need for success.


    Please do not hesitate to contact your school counselor or administrator for additional support and assistance. Our staff can assist with any transition or support needs during enrollment, parental leave and/or academic questions. Our staff can also work with counselors to help facilitate necessary conversations with any staff members.


    The Berea City School District acknowledges and celebrates our military families and military history throughout the community and involves Veterans in our schools in several ways, including:

    • Veterans Day events, lessons, and activities held throughout the district
    • Veterans who are related to a student in our schools are invited to attend recognition programs and concerts
    • Veterans serve as crossing guards
    • Educational flag program for students by Veterans
    • Recognition of current staff Veterans

    The district has also established a Veterans Outreach Committee that is currently working on creating opportunities for Veterans and our military families. Future opportunities currently being planned:

    • Veterans Appreciation Night at sporting events
    • Displays and recognition of alumni Veterans
    • Volunteer opportunities for Veterans to work directly with students
    • Family networking group for current and previously deployed military families in our schools


    This webpage is designed to provide families with easy access links to helpful resources. Thank you for your service!

Military Family Resources

    • Military One Source: A central hub and go-to-place for the military community. Provides information about military benefits, deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more. 

    • Red Cross Supports Military Families: The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.

    • Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): The mission of MCEC is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation. 

    • The Ohio National Guard: Support programs are designed to teach Ohio’s Service Members and Families to be knowledgeable, aware of resources, adaptable, and networked to succeed and grow from the experiences unique to military culture.

    • Military Interstate Children Compact Commission: The Compact provides information addressing key educational transition issues encountered by military families including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation.







Need Assistance?

  • We understand that the life of a military family can be difficult. If we can be of assistance, please contact our district liaison:

    Helena Kleem-Goliat
    Grindstone Elementary Intervention Specialist